Hi, I am starting school and want to be able to work on the internet with my laptop anywhere I go.What hardware do I need - Wireless router is just for home isn't it, wireless card will it work alone or with what other equipment. Thanks for helping if you can!
Instead of buying a wireless card, I'd just suggest getting a descent mobile phone with bluetooth. Then your laptop which will most probably have bluetooth in it can sync with it. Then you can transfer data between your computer, the phone, and the Internet, effectively turning the phone into a modem. Unlimited Internet plans can usually be pretty cheap (20-30 dollar range for non smart phones) and are available through several different networks.
If you don't want all over Internet access, you'll probably be fine with just your laptop which will probably have a WiFi adapter of some sort built in. You can use that at anywhere with a proper wireless signal.
Best of luck!
they have a programs like bitpim that allow you to use your phones data service as internet. another i buying a wireless card from a cellphone company and getting their internet services so you can access the internet from anywere, that way you don't relly on free wifi hotspots or other peoples interent for access.